Swords were the enduring image of realms, knighthood, valor, and dream. They were likewise one of the world’s most old weapons, which were utilized as a part of wars. Middle Easterners were not the first to do as such, but rather their level of expertise in utilizing the sword as a part of wars was considered incredibly radiant. Indeed, even the boldness of tribes was judged on the premise of their effectiveness in swordsmanship.
Hazrat Ali (RA) was a prominent swordsman whose aptitudes are as yet being recollected. Clash of Badr, Ahud, Kyber or Khandaq, Islamic history has seen every one of the occasions where the Lion of Allah slew unbelievers with his sword. Zulfiqar is the fabulous sword with which Hazrat Ali was honored by Hazrat Muhammad PBUH amid a war. Here are more truths about Zulfiqar.
1. Meaning of Zulfiqar
Zulfiqar is an arabic word which signifies “cleaver of spine”. It was the main sword of that time which had twofold edges.
2. Where did it come ?
There are distinctive discernments about the entry of Zulfiqar. Some believe that in the clash of Badr Hazrat Muhammad PBUH broke a branch of tree and with the supernatural occurrence the branch was changed into Zulfiqar. Few imagine that it was sent by Allah through Hazrat Jibrael when Hazrat Muhammad PBUH appealed to help Hazrat Ali (RA) in the clash of Khandaq.
Some trust that this was the sword of Hazrat Muhammad PBUH and he talented it to Hazrat Ali. Few trust that it came in the war goods of Badr and with the supernatural occurrence of Holy Prophet PBUH it was reestablished.
3. Praises for this Sword
It is additionally recorded that when Hazrat Ali was killing the unbelievers in the clash of Badr, Khandaq and Ahud, these lines were being droned by holy messengers in paradise.
“No Man Is Like Ali And No Sword Is Like Zulfiqar”
4. Imam Hussain (RA) fought with Zulfiqar in the battle of Karbala
As indicated by a portion of the students of history, it has been checked that after the demise of Hazrat Ali, the Zulfiqar was acquired by Imam Hassan, the more established child of Hazrat Ali and he went on it to Imam Hussain after his passing and in Karbala, Hussain battled with it.
5. Where is this sword now ?
Heavenly Prophet PBUH possessed around 9 swords like Azab, Al Battar, Al Hattaf and from which eight were kept in the Topkapi historical center of Turkey and one in Cairo, Egypt. Be that as it may, Zulfiqar was not discovered anyplace.
Few trust that after Imam Hussain, it was passed on to his children and now Imam Mehdi may have it, or as per a few, it was returned back to Allah. God knows best.